Oh I asked this question on Facebook and this was fun AND learning. I am thinking if I should do a Facebook question Sunday (or Saturday) every week!
I know I know I won’t be having the time to do it every week, but I am just tempted to give it a try. So here we go -
What is your short term goal on blogging? Tell me one goal.
Well that is not a tricky question and I just asked it because I was so curious about what bloggers are after. And I was really amazed by the answers. Here is a snapshot.
The top most answer turned out to be this:
Consistently create more interesting titles
Now for a second, you could think that it is weird. Why would most bloggers be worried about headlines and why would they consistently create it and have it as a goal?
But do you know the power of headlines? They are the ones that people look at first either inside or outside your blog.
Outside the blog – it is either from search engine results, or links to your blog posts on other blogs or blog directories and communities (like Blog Engage, Blokuke, SERPd, Blog Interact etc.)
Even if they are already in your blog, they will most probably click through a popular or a relevant post only if the headline makes them decide so.
They decide to click through the link and come to your blog ONLY if the heading is pleasing and interesting to them.
Now, onto the other answers…
To write the next post ASAP:
That is a no-brainer and a trivial goal isn’t? But it is so vital because blog posts are the life of the blog. If a blog is not updated it is dead.
So while the blogger is busy with everything else, he/she should have this code running in the background always “Prepare your next blog post”! That’s so vital.
If your forgot to remember it, you cannot keep up your commitment with your blog. Forgetting once in a while is also not OK. If you think that you will be away for a particular period of time, schedule your posts (use Editorial Calendar).
There is actually no excuse that you fail to keep up with updating your blog. It doesn’t mean that you should be posting 5 times a day.
Choose any frequency that suits you – it can be once per day, three times per week, eight times a month or whatever. But you have to stick to it.
That is so enthusiastic of a blogger. Blogging is about learning. We learn everyday.
We learn to write, we learn to communicate to people from different regions of the world, we learn to use WordPress (or Blogger or any blogging platform for that matter), we learn to cope with criticism, we learn to improvise, we learn to adapt, we learn to endure, we learn to… OK you get the idea.
If a blogger stopped to learn, that won’t be the end of the world but for sure he/she cannot survive for long in the blogosphere.
Get to 100 Subscribers:
Bob Rosemary Clarke
I know how that feels, when your subscriber count has not touched the first milestone yet, the century – 100. That is a magical number when it comes to subscribers and reaching it gives a great feeling of achievement and motivation.
That is a reasonable, pretty decent and a vital goal. You have to, of course, provide quality content and use some nifty techniques to get those people on your list.
First priority is to earn minimum amount of money – Vivek Parmar.
To schedule enough posts for the upcoming vacation – Justin Germino.
To get my Alexa ranking below 100K – Justin Mazza.
Would you join the conversation and let me know what your short term blogging goal is?